Thursday, December 23, 2010

All that great hair....

...wasted on a BOY!!

And, since he is a BOY, we got it all cut off.
Thankfully, the curls are still there.
Now, we just need a week at the beach to get it really blonde again.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Nippy...

So Nippy, about what you did to my room...
...I like it!!

I'm also pretty fond of what you did to Mommy's car!!

Christmas Picture 2010


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hey Mom...

"Hey Mom, why does Nippy have a tag???"

Me: "uh, uh, uh"
A lot of people have been asking me where the boys are with Santa.

Well, in our house, Santa is the coolest!!
And, Nippy is right there at #2

The boys have really been enjoying Nippy's visit.

He's been leaving treats and making messes.

We never know what we are going to wake up to when Nippy is around..

Sometimes we find that he has had a problem that needs fixing.

And other times, he is just making our ordinary life a little sillier.

...or tastier

or, messier...again.

(story time, Nippy style)

Life with Nippy in the house is never dull...not that we need an elf to make sure our life is never dull.

And for what it is worth, I did pretty good with the tag question.

"Of course Nippy has a tag...those are his pants! Don't you have a tag on your pants, and don't you quite often put them on inside out, with the tag sticking out?!?!"

My smart boys had nothing to say to that. :) We're all good here...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Flashback Friday...More Christmas Rejects

Great picture idea...I just should have checked to see if they liked bubbles...
....they DIDN'T!!!

Ummmm....Kleenex please.
And, Drew was a little obsessed wtih the hats.
It was a fun night...notice their hair is still wet from the tub photo shoot.

Cheerios on the carpet to bribe the boys to sit still.
Ben didn't make that too obvious.

Charlie thought the bow was a bad idea.
Drew was still having "hat issues" 3 years later.

Are we done yet??

My "brilliant idea"....Charlie wrapping all of his brothers up with Christmas lights.
Boys, look surprised.
Never mind.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Card Reject...

Today we worked on getting the picture for our 2010 Christmas card done. Oh joy...
Here is a picture that we will *NOT* be using...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Makes My Monday...

Aren't they cute!?!
(picture stolen from fb...I hope that is ok)?

This is my cousin, Mike and his fiancee, Heather. They are excitedly planning their wedding for July 16, 2011. We are all really looking forward to it. We have not had a family wedding for a long time and they are such a sweet, energetic, young couple. It is really going to be a special and fun day!

"Crazy Hair Charlie" is even going to be their ring bearer. I hope they don't change their mind...we will cut his hair before the wedding. ;-)

But, that is not officially what "Makes My Monday" for this week. You see, July 16, 2011 is the day that I turn 40 (Yikes!). A few months ago, Heather started periodically updating her Facebook status with the number of days until the big wedding. Yesterday, Michael got in on the action and sent me a nice reminder on Facebook.

So, what officially "Makes My Monday" this week is knowing that I have 222 days left until my 30's are history. Thanks Mike...I guess!! ;-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

He's Back...

Much to the joy...and RELIEF of the little boys in our house, Nippy finally arrived tonight. He surprised us all by showing up with the pizza that we ordered. When we opened up the pizza box, there he was snacking on a little piece. Yikes! Jack said that he was so suprised to see Nippy in the pizza box, that he jumped right out of his seat.
We are very excited that Nippy will be spending a few weeks with us. Here is a link to some of stories about his prior visits. We can't wait to see what he is going to do this year!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

A week late, but at least I'm getting to it...

"Standard Holiday Pictures"

A little fun with the camera...
I think I need a ladder for this to work.

Jack and Grandpa...
just a friendly game...yeah righ!!

Aidan & Connor are budding artists.
Liam, the Engineer

Not the greatest picture, but a good Thanksgiving-ey picture to complete the post
...and Ben actually has his eyes open. ;-)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Story of a Budding Engineer...

This is fun!!!
Oh no...
So sad...
Trying again...with a little help from Dad
not so bad... Not again...